District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) changes effective from 10 February 2016

The Australian Government has recently changed the DWS status of many areas. If you are recruiting an Internationally Trained Medical Graduate (IMG), these changes may affect your availability for this GP to gain a Medicare Provider number at your practice. To find the DWS status for your region go to the Doctor Connect Locator Map and select the Districts of Workforce Shortage Layer. For accuracy enter your practice street address. If you are interested in recruiting a GP to your practice, please contact the recruitment officer at RWAV on 03 9349 7800 or www.rwav.com.au/contact-us/